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    The 2019 Chevrolet Blazer Annoys Blazer Fans, and That's a Good Thing

    What did you want the reincarnation of the Chevrolet Blazer to be? A mud-slinging, open-air Jeep Wrangler competitor to invoke the spirit of the old K5 Blazer? A truck-based relic from the dawn of the SUV era like the S-10 Blazers from the '80s and '90s? Chances are, your idea of what the Blazer should be doesn't sync up with what the actual 2019 Blazer is: a unibody crossover fitting neatly between Chevy's Equinox and Traverse in size.

    "Material quality is below average for this class, though, with some soft touchpoints higher on the dash but plenty of hard plastic lower down, and none of the trimmings are particularly inspiring".

    "The main hiccup in the Blazer's otherwise appealing package is its steep pricing. Chevrolet structures its trim levels so that they appear roughly competitive MSRP-wise; front-wheel-drive models start from just under $30,000 and are priced up to the mid-$40,000 range. But not much equipment comes standard, even on higher trims, and the options are quite costly".

    https://www.caranddriver.com/reviews...y-the-numbers/
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    Re: The 2019 Chevrolet Blazer Annoys Blazer Fans, and That's a Good Thing

    At our all-wheel-drive test car's $44,695 base price—which swelled to an as-tested $50,765 with the $3575 Enhanced Convenience and Driver Confidence II package (a premium audio system, the Infotainment 3 system, heated and ventilated front seats, heated outboard rear seats, a host of active-safety systems, and more) and the $2495 Sun and Wheels package (a power panoramic sunroof and the 21-inch wheels)—the Blazer is a poor value. It not only costs thousands more than its competitors but also pushes well into the territory of luxury crossovers such as the Lexus RX (starting at $44,595), which offers nicer interior materials, a premium dealership experience, and a more upscale badge on the hood.

    Which is what the main complaints have been the whole time basically. It's too much damn money for what you get.

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    Re: The 2019 Chevrolet Blazer Annoys Blazer Fans, and That's a Good Thing

    At our all-wheel-drive test car's $44,695 base price—which swelled to an as-tested $50,765 with the $3575 Enhanced Convenience and Driver Confidence II package (a premium audio system, the Infotainment 3 system, heated and ventilated front seats, heated outboard rear seats, a host of active-safety systems, and more) and the $2495 Sun and Wheels package (a power panoramic sunroof and the 21-inch wheels)—the Blazer is a poor value. But once GM's standard 20% discount is included the pricing is reasonable with the as tested price coming down from a lofty $50,765 to a competitive $40,612.
    I added a key piece of info that they left out.

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    Re: The 2019 Chevrolet Blazer Annoys Blazer Fans, and That's a Good Thing

    10k over priced, and would have been better built on the Alpha Platform with the Camaro for that Price of the RS.
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    Re: The 2019 Chevrolet Blazer Annoys Blazer Fans, and That's a Good Thing

    Quote Originally Posted by BlackGTP View Post
    I added a key piece of info that they left out.
    You are right on that. GM is becoming more like Chrysler these days with inflated MSRPs.

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    Re: The 2019 Chevrolet Blazer Annoys Blazer Fans, and That's a Good Thing

    Quote Originally Posted by PHAT-JAY View Post
    10k over priced, and would have been better built on the Alpha Platform with the Camaro for that Price of the RS.
    Agreed and I would have preferred the use of the Camaro name in these CUVs. Blazer doesn't work for me at all.

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    Re: The 2019 Chevrolet Blazer Annoys Blazer Fans, and That's a Good Thing

    Quote Originally Posted by kool1 View Post
    You are right on that. GM is becoming more like Chrysler these days with inflated MSRPs.
    Even more like a department store retailer - Kohl's, JC Penny, Macy's where everything is always on sale, the sticker price means nothing. Hopefully they never adapt airline or Amazon-like pricing where the cost changes from day to day and hour to hour!

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    Re: The 2019 Chevrolet Blazer Annoys Blazer Fans, and That's a Good Thing

    Just by what Chevy did with the styling on this both with the interior and the exterior, I think they are trying to push the Camaro of SUV's on us with this product. It is still too damned expensive, especially when you try to option it out with any decency.

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    Re: The 2019 Chevrolet Blazer Annoys Blazer Fans, and That's a Good Thing

    Funny thing, if this was built on the Alpha Platform, named something else, $50k for a RWD/AWD V6 CUV would be an easy sale Porsche Macan for example, my family would be game for one as a third Vehicle.
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    Re: The 2019 Chevrolet Blazer Annoys Blazer Fans, and That's a Good Thing

    Quote Originally Posted by 1958carnut View Post
    Just by what Chevy did with the styling on this both with the interior and the exterior, I think they are trying to push the Camaro of SUV's on us with this product. It is still too damned expensive, especially when you try to option it out with any decency.
    https://www.automobilemag.com/news/2...-drive-review/


    The 2019 Chevrolet Blazer Is the Optimistís Camaro
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    Re: The 2019 Chevrolet Blazer Annoys Blazer Fans, and That's a Good Thing

    I think it looks great in red.

    A lot of people buy things based on gut feeling. They see something, they want it, they buy it. They don't do much in the way of comparison shopping. It may sound foolish, but a lot of people shop like this.. Maybe Chevy is way off base on the pricing, or they're banking on a lot of emotion-driven sales.

    I shop for cars like this. There's not much comparison shopping. If I like something, I might buy it. If I think it's too expensive, I won't buy it. But I make that call on whether or not something is too expensive based solely on whether or not I want to spend that money for the specific vehicle that I'm looking at. I don't really make a comparison against other vehicles. This may sound really stupid to a lot of people, but the fact is most new vehicles aren't bought because someone needs a new one, they're bought because someone wants a new one. I've never really bought a new vehicle because I absolutely had to replace something that was worn out, although some of my cars were very high mileage. I just decided that I wanted something else. When you shop in those circumstances, it brings emotion into play. That's probably how Chevy priced the Blazer. They're banking on people liking it and wanting it for what it is and the style it offers, not for how it stacks up against other vehicles.
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    Re: The 2019 Chevrolet Blazer Annoys Blazer Fans, and That's a Good Thing

    Quote Originally Posted by ksr View Post
    I think it looks great in red.

    A lot of people buy things based on gut feeling. They see something, they want it, they buy it. They don't do much in the way of comparison shopping. It may sound foolish, but a lot of people shop like this.. Maybe Chevy is way off base on the pricing, or they're banking on a lot of emotion-driven sales.
    Looks sell! How many BMW's never go over 75 mph or are ever taken "canyon carving"? I bet a huge proportion of German performance machines are driven little differently than Mom driving her kids in a minivan.

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    Re: The 2019 Chevrolet Blazer Annoys Blazer Fans, and That's a Good Thing

    Quote Originally Posted by bballr4567 View Post
    Which is what the main complaints have been the whole time basically. It's too much damn money for what you get.

    And you thought GM would pass-on the labor cost savings to the consumer, from building the new Blazer in Mexico?

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    Re: The 2019 Chevrolet Blazer Annoys Blazer Fans, and That's a Good Thing

    Is the 3.6L GM's only engine? They put it in everything.

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    Re: The 2019 Chevrolet Blazer Annoys Blazer Fans, and That's a Good Thing

    At this price point, they are bumping right up against the Edge ST which has a much greater performance envelope. Had GM offered an upgraded engine to go with the looks, then it could have been a completely different value proposition. As is, the Edge ST will destroy the Blazer in any performance metric.

    I can't understand GM's aversion to anything performance short of the Camaro and Corvette. It is like they wade into the CUV explosion kicking and screaming.
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